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Ayrshirebear

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  1. At Muiravonside Cemetery (upper area) on the 12th September at 2pm there will be a dedication ceremony for the Margaret Ferguson Memorial bench conducted by the Rev. Louise McClements of Muiravonside Parish Church. Muiravonside Cemetery, Maddiston Road, Whitecross, EH49 6LN Anyone is welcome to attend and in the wishes of Margarets family - we will remember Margaret with happiness.
  2. 1st sneak preview of the bench for Margaret Ferguson !! The memorial bench for our special friend Margaret Ferguson is now in place !! Margarets sister has asked me to convey her thanks in her words "the respect and goodwill shown to her and Margarets memory has been overwhelming and she is eternally greatful to everyone who has donated to the fund in her sisters name."
  3. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250692408318
  4. A nice man today gave me this signed Gazza boot framed by Rangers !! I will be sticking it up for auction soon with all proceeds going to the Margaret Ferguson Memorial Fund !! A fantastic item. :robbo:
  5. A wee video of the dedication - very fitting tribute for those young lads !! Was a good turnout too. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-_Q1CfuUkc]YouTube- Markinch Lads Monument Dedication[/ame]
  6. �£2273.90 now in total !!
  7. �£2060.90 in the fund now !! :robbo:
  8. �£1850.90 in donations now !! Also these auctions on Ebay for the fund.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250680746709&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250683273050&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
  9. �£1793.70 in donations to the fund now !!
  10. The Margaret Ferguson memorial bench is being delivered to the Falkirk Council tomorrow so all is needed for the ground to be prepared and the bench installed.
  11. This article was in the sunday post newspaper today !!
  12. Total in the Memorial Fund now is �£1616.70
  13. I may add the McLeay brothers dad and mum who died so soon after are buried in the grave to the left of Richard and John right beside their sons !!
  14. The McLeay brothers memorial stone on behalf of the worldwide support from doantions to the Margaret Ferguson memorial Fund !! I met Richard McLeays widow and his daughter Audrey who was 22 months old when her dad died at Ibrox !! They were over the moon and so thankful to the support for wanting to remember Richard and his brother John !!
  15. �£1479.70 in total so far !!
  16. All proceds are going to the Margaret Ferguson Fund !! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250669158376&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
  17. The remaining sister of Margaret Ferguson is thankful to all who donated and are donating and remember her sister who died on that terrible day in 1971 at Ibrox. I spent a couple of hours with her and her daughter on thursday at the graveside who told me about Margaret as a young girl and teenager and what happened on the stairway and the days afterwards right up to the 30th anniversary at Ibrox.
  18. �£1454.70 in donations so far to the fund !! Amazing generosity from Bears all over the world !!
  19. Thanks mate - indeed the support is immense as always and makes me even prouder to be a bear !! I am meeting Margaret Ferguson's family on thursday to return the stone and the new stone at her grave so I will post photos of the new stone and restored stone etc later that night. The application for the bench in her memory is in the post to Falkirk Council so hopefully that wont be long in getting the foundations ready and the bench installed. I will order the stone for the McLeay brothers on Thursday too !! Again anyone who wishes to donate to this fund can do so at http://tiny
  20. Donations now at �£1337.20 so far !!
  21. 2 of the auctions that will see the proceeds go to the fund !! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250662098173&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250663239842&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
  22. Donations are now at an amazing �£1237.20 The following is the aim of the Margaret Ferguson Fund �£230 - Restoration of stone and new stone at Margarets grave �£200 approx - Memorial stone for The McLeay brothers grave �£50 - to start the Absent Friends memorial Grove �£600 - Memorial bench for Margaret Ferguson �£135 - trees in the grove for the 25 and the 2 (1902 & 1961 victims) �£330 - for 66 trees once the kirky lads bench is in place !! Kirkintilloch lads bench - still to be quoted Thankyou to all who are donating and talking about this - we AR
  23. As an update.... I have been to collect the stone for restoration from Margarets Grave and it will be back on the grave within the week. I visited the McLeay brothers grave to see the type of memorial vase needed to suit the headstone etc. East Dunbartonshire are in communication with me over a memorial bench fo rthe Kirkintilloch lads. And click the link to see the Ibrox Absent Friends Memorial Grove http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/groves/grovepage.php?id=1246 total donated so far is �£627.20 http://tinyurl.com/32bdlyy
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